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  • Secret Circle, last year's Sprint winner, starts from post 4 in 2014.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Works/i-md7TFm6">Order This Photo</a>

    Sprint Wins Come From Every Post Position

    At only six furlongs, the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) raises more questions regarding post positions than do many of the longer races. Yet historically Sprint wins have been scattered throughout the starting gate.

  • Tom's Tribute works on Oct 26 with Mike Smith aboard.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Works/i-6wXzPB3">Order This Photo</a>

    Smith Has Calming Influence on Tom's Tribute

    If you watch Mike Smith in the post parade of the upcoming Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park, don't be surprised to see him slouched a bit in the saddle, his feet dropped out of the irons.

  • By the Moon<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-m3dDrGr">Order This Photo</a>

    By the Moon Settles In for Juvenile Fillies

    Jay Em Ess Stable's By the Moon shipped well from New York to California Oct. 28 and is getting some light exercise in advance of the 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) Nov. 1.

  • Lakerville to Harris Farms for 2015

    Lakerville, a son of six-time California leading sire and all-time California-bred progeny earnings leader Unusual Heat, will stand at John C. Harris' Harris Farms in Coalinga, Calif, for the 2015 season.

  • Ambitious Brew has raced four times down the hill at the Turf Sprint distance, resulting in three wins and a second.

    Ambitious Brew: A Horse for the Course

    If success over the unique downhill turf course at Santa Anita Park is a precursor to success in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), Ambitious Brew should have some sort of advantage in the Nov. 1 race.

  • Ring Weekend is the morning-line favorite for the Twilight Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-GbZFG7G">Order This Photo</a>

    Sharp Ring Weekend Ships for Twilight Derby

    St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds' Ring Weekend, who has developed nicely into a solid turf runner, is the morning-line favorite for the $200,000 Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Big Cazanova will face 8 in the Las Vegas Marathon.

    Big Cazanova Favored in Las Vegas Marathon

    Big Cazanova, an Argentine-bred who is on the also-eligible list for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic, is also the 5-2 morning-line choice in the Las Vegas Marathon (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.

  • California Chrome schooled in the paddock on Oct. 28. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Works/i-TsBqgZH">Order This Photo</a>

    California Chrome Camp Likes Classic Chances

    The California Chrome camp appears very confident heading into the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) despite the 3-year-old colt's disappointing trip in the Sept. 20 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II).

  • Secret Circle
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    Secret Circle Back for More in BC Sprint

    Secret Circle will try to become the second horse to win back-to-back editions of the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) after a full field of 14 entered the six-furlong race set for Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • American Pharoah
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    American Pharoah Lands Post 5 for Juvenile

    Zayat Stables' American Pharoah, a dominant winner of two grade I stakes in his last two starts, drew post 5 versus 12 other 2-year-old males in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1.

  • Angela Renee <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Works/i-Pf7LS8p">Order This Photo</a>

    Angela Renee Inside for Juvenile Fillies

    Several 2-year-old fillies with strong last-out efforts in graded stakes figure to grab the most attention in a field of 12 entered for the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1.

  • Goldencents

    Goldencents Draws Rail for BC Dirt Mile

    The winner of last year's edition of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) leads a group of 11 entered for the 2014 edition as he aims to become the first two-time victor in the race's seven-year history Oct. 31.

  • Imperia
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    Imperia Draws Post 11 in BC Juvenile Turf

    Godolphin Racing's Imperia, winner of the Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT) in his last start, drew post 11 in a field of 14 2-year-olds entered for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park.

  • New BC Policy: Will Industry Embrace Action?

    The recent announcement by Breeders' Cup to ban horses from being entered in the World Championships if their trainers are found to be in violation of its convicted trainers rule, effective 2015, could signal change.

  • Flight Plan for BC Horses Slightly Altered

    A cracked windshield on a Tex Sutton plane caused minor shuffling in plans for the transportation of Breeders' Cup contenders in New York and Kentucky, but all runners are expected to arrive at Santa Anita Park by Oct. 29.

  • Bourbon Courage

    Bourbon Courage Has BC Sprint Blowout

    Bourbon Lane Stable's XpressBet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) contender Bourbon Courage had a good Oct. 27 blowout for the Nov. 1 event, breezing three furlongs in :34 1/5 at Keeneland for trainer Kellyn Gorder.

  • Keeneland Officials Get Early Start on 2015

    Keeneland sent representatives to Santa Anita to get a feel for the procedures leading up to the Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup. Keeneland officials regularly attend the World Championships, but this year is different.

  • Fast Anna works towards the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Oct. 26, 2014.
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    Fast Anna, Others Work at Santa Anita Park

    One day after nearly two dozen Breeders' Cup World Championships pre-entrants worked at Santa Anita Park, the Oct. 26 work tab was much smaller, with a handful of horses going through their final preps.

  • Bayern works for the Breeders' Cup Oct. 26, 2014.
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    Bayern, 'Pharoah Post Smooth Final BC Works

    Trainer Bob Baffert indicated he liked what he saw from Bayern and American Pharoah after they both worked five furlongs Oct. 26 at Santa Anita Park in preparation for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Vicar's in Trouble<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-TnHtJFn">Order This Photo</a>

    Diminutive 'Vicar' Faces BC Dirt Mile Test

    Much has been made of Vicar's in Trouble's size--or lack thereof--throughout his career. But the modest 3-year-old has delivered again and again, giving his connections confidence to send him to the Breeders' Cup.

  • Fed Biz

    Fed Biz in Quick Work for BC Dirt Mile

    Kaleem Shah and Fed Biz LLC's Fed Biz, a strong second to undefeated Shared Belief in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) in his last start, worked a half mile Oct. 25 at Santa Anita in preparation for the BC Dirt Mile.

  • Grand Arch worked five furlongs on the dirt Oct. 25 at Keeneland.

    Grand Arch 'Ready to Go' for BC Mile

    Susan and Jim Hill's Grand Arch, who is having a career season at age 5, worked five furlongs on the dirt Oct. 25 at Keeneland in his final drill for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Perry Ouzts

    Ouzts Takes Santa Anita Off 'Bucket List'

    Sixty-year-old jockey Perry Ouzts was planning to visit Santa Anita as a spectator during a vacation with his wife, but instead landed his first mount at the California track in the Oct. 25 Autumn Miss Stakes.

  • Is Bayern the fastest of the speed horses?<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-t5xP6jJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Speed Horses Hold Key to BC Classic

    The Classic outcome most likely will be determined by what transpires on the front end, as we have two, possibly three, horses all trying to prove who is the fastest of the fast.

  • Hootenanny
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    Ward Sends Talented Duo to Juvenile Turf

    Hootenanny has proven himself against talented juvenile turf runners in Europe and Luck of the Kitten banked a graded stakes at Santa Anita, giving trainer Wesley Ward two good chances to land his first Breeders' Cup win.

  • Midnight Lucky<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2542442616&k=7nXTFsP">Order This Photo</a>

    Midnight Lucky Out of F&M Sprint, Retired

    Dual grade I winner Midnight Lucky has been withdrawn from consideration for the DraftKings Breeder's Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) following a six-furlong workout Oct. 24 and will be retired, trainer Bob Baffert confirmed.

  • Dayatthespa won the First Lady on Oct 4.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-bfWpsvp">Order This Photo</a>

    Dayatthespa Silenced All Doubters

    The chestnut daughter of City Zip had been overlooked at a 2-year-olds in training sale for immaturity, offset knees, and a wider than typically accepted way of walking in front. She has since soared above all expectations

  • Bill Mott has had a way with the ladies, including multiple Eclipse award winner Royal Delta.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2369617945&k=cwSrCsk">Order This Photo</a>

    Mott's BC Fillies are Close to His Heart

    Although the Hall of Fame trainer is closely associated with the legendary Cigar, he has always had that 'je ne sais quoi' with the fillies, including Breeders' Cup contenders Emollient and Close Hatches.

  • Trainer Peter Miller

    Can Calculator Figure in BC Juvenile?

    Calculator lacks the high profile of several of his foes in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile, but he is an improving colt who is far better than his maiden status would have one believe.

  • California's Golden Eagle Farm Set to Close

    Golden Eagle Farm in Ramona, Calif., founded and owned by the late John and Betty Mabee, is scheduled to close Oct. 31 after 40 years of operation, according to Golden Eagle racing manager Janine McCullough.